Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 66031001 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name 行動の科学
Subject Name
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Theories of Behavioral Sciences
ハヤシ ミツオ,スギウラ ヨシノリ,ソウマ トシヒコ,ヨシモト サナエ,キタカジ ヨウコ,サカタ ショウゴ,サカタ キリコ,イワナガ マコト,オガワ ケイコ,アリガ アツノリ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Fri5-8:IAS L102
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Psychology
Eligible Students  
Keywords Practical work experience 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Expected Outcome 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Behavioral science is the interdiciplinal area based upon psychology, ranged from natural to social sciences. This lecture focuses on the topics about human behaviors of variety, complexity, and ambiguity. In addition, the latent factors of the behavior will be discussed.  
Class Schedule Introduction
    Lesson1: What is Behavioral Sciences? (Hayashi, M.)
Standpoint of Behavioral Science (1) Abnormal behavior
    Lesson2: Pathology of tenderness (Iwanaga, M.)
    Lesson3: Criminal behaviors 1 (Sugiura, Y.)
    Lesson4: Criminal behaviors 2 (Sugiura, Y.)
Standpoint of Behavioral Science (2) Intra-individual behavior
    Lesson5: Timing and Behavior (Sakata, S.)
    Lesson6: Mechanism of sleep (Ogawa, K.)
    Lesson7: Psychology of dreaming (Ogawa, K.)
    Lesson8: Daytime sleepiness (Hayashi, M.)
Standpoint of Behavioral Science (3) Inter-individual behavior
    Lesson9: Human behavior in group (Sakata, K.)
    Lesson10: Social dilemmas (Kitakaji, Y.)
    Lesson11: Effects on Interpersonal Relationships (Souma, T.)
Standpoint of Behavioral Science (4) Environment and behavior
    Lesson12: Visual perception (Yoshimoto, S.)
    Lesson13: Basic perspectives on behavioral science (Ariga, A.)
    Lesson14: Applied perspectives on behavioral science  (Ariga, A.)
Summary and discussion
    Lesson15: Developements in Behavioral Science (Hayashi, M.) 
Each teacher will serve handout. References will be designated in class. 
PC or AV used in
References, handout, and PC 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Lesson 1. Observe the behavior of the people around you, and consider why they did so, from the point of view “cause and result.”
Lesson 2. Think problems concerning to various behaviors of narcissistic people in Japanese society.
Lesson 3-4. Read suggested books to deepen your understanding of “psychopathy.”
Lesson 5. We focus on time passing and pay attention to timing and behavior. How do you feel time passing?
Lesson 6. Let’s think about why we have to sleep.
Lesson 7. Let's think about the mechanism (when and where, how) of dream.
Lesson 8. Why do you get sleepy in the class? Let’s think about the factors which will be related to sleepiness such as prior nocturnal sleep, having lunch, time of day, boredom during the class, and so on.
Lesson 9.  Let’s think about why intergroup conflict is caused and how intergroup cooperation is attained.
Lesson 10. Our behavior influences our society and is influenced by society at the same time. Let’s think about interaction between our behavior and society.
Lesson 11. Let's think about your interpersonal strengths, weaknesses, and beliefs.
Lesson 12. Let’s think about how our visual perception of the world is constructed.
Lesson 13. Understanding how individuals shape cognitive behaviors in environment.
Lesson 14. Understanding how environment is designed based on individuals' cognitive behaviors.
Lesson 15. Review what you learned in this class, and summarize causal factors underlining human behavior. 
Grading Method Worksheets duirng the class (20%) and final exam (80%). 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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